Places To Visit – Europe

Places To Visit – Europe

Italy

Livorno – Situated in the northwest region of the country, Livorno is very close to the Leaning Tower of Pisa and the city of Florence.

Naples – Naples is known for shopping, its rich history, architecture, culture and arts.

Bari – Located in southern Italy, the port is a gateway to the magnificent beaches of Bari as well as its ancient architecture.

Venice – Venice, built on the Venetian lagoon, is a mecca for tourism in northern Italy.

Genoa – The Ponte Dei Mille is a very large port; perhaps one of the country’s busiest. It is usually a starting and ending point for cruises in the region.

Palermo – Located to the northwest of Sicily, Palermo is known for its rich culture, food and architecture.

Messina – Situated in the northeast of Sicily, this is the gateway to the Mt. Etna volcano.

Portofino – A small, beautiful harbor situated close to the Paraggi and the Chiavari beaches.

Marina Piccola(Capri) – Small marina located on the Italian island of Capri.

Trieste – Seaport located close to the border between Italy and Slovenia.

Elba – The protected harbor Porto Ferraio, located on the Italian island, is ideal for yachts and sailboats.

France

Monte Carlo (Monaco) – The port at Monte Carlo, located within the municipality of Monaco, is walking distance from the city. It is one of the busiest and most beautiful ports in the world.

Marseille – The largest port in France and the gateway to one of the most diverse cities in the Mediterranean. Marseille contains many remnants from World War II.

St. Tropez – Located on the French Riviera, St. Tropez is popularly known as a playground for the wealthy.

Nice(Cannes) – Cannes is famous for its film festival, but there is much more on offer here with its beautiful pebble beaches, architecture and old-fashioned cobblestone streets.

Ajaccio(Corsica) – The Ajaccio port is a gateway to the French island of Corsica.

Villefranche – A small historical and romantic town. The marina offers facilities for shopping, not to forget the space to lounge and enjoy the scenic views.

Spain

Barcelona – Large port with easy access to the city offering a great opportunity for sightseeing.

Seville – Situated on the country’s southern coast, the port offers a gateway to Seville; an area famous for its culture and art.

Palma de Mallorca – This is a large port on the Spanish island of Mallorca.

Canary Islands – Sailing the Canary Islands offers a great opportunity to experience the natural beauty and incredible beaches of the Spanish archipelago. Though small, the islands are accessible with ports located at Fuerteventura, La Palma, Lanzarote and Las Palmas.

Ibiza – Ibiza has garnered a reputation of being an island getaway for the rich and famous but it much more than that. The town, located on the seaside, offers visitors with added attractions of shopping, sightseeing etc. Come nighttime, the place transforms into a party capital.

Portugal

Lisbon – Beautiful port with lots to do and many places to shop. It serves as a gateway to the city of Lisbon

Funchal – This port is located on the island of Madeira along the Portuguese archipelago.  The island is known for its locally made crafts and wonderful cuisine.

Greece

Athens – The large port of Piraeus, known for renowned seafood, provides the link to Athens. The beautiful city of Athens is known for its ancient architecture as well as its rich and well documented history. The city has also evolved with more modern amenities and all the comforts to offer visitors with one-of-a-kind Greek experience.

Volos – Being an industrial port, its not that popular. However, you could take a short trip to Mt. Pelion and the Gulf of Pagasitikos from here.

Greek Islands – Some Mediterranean cruise lines offer specialized cruises of the Greek Isles. Some of the more popular stops throughout the Isles include Katakolon, Mykonos, Santorini, Corfu, Gythion and Rhodes.

Croatia

Dubrovnik – Dubrovnik offers a more relaxing environment than most large cites, showcasing its ancient monasteries, churches and synagogues.  Although some of the city was damaged during the Croatian Independence War, the atmosphere is light and friendly.

Split – The second largest city in Croatia with popular attractions such as the Diocletian’s Palace and a vibrant nightlife scene.